Comic book fans out in force

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Hunter McIntyre (5) at the Free Comic Book Day 2019 held in Invercargill on Saturday. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH

THERE was a comic for everyone at the Free Comic Book Day 2019 held at the Invercargill City Library last Saturday.

Into its third year in Invercargill, it was part of an international event held every year on the first Saturday of May – this year happened to be May 4.

(From left) Superman Zach (3) and Batman Blythe Miller (6) at the Free Comic Book Day 2019 held in Invercargill on Saturday. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH

Everyone who attended was invited to take home up to two comics, one for turning up and another if they were dressed in a costume or had donated to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Event co-organiser Leon Hartnett, from Greenlight Innovations, dressed as Batman and greeted everyone as they queued up to browse the comics.

Blythe Miller (6), who dressed as Batman as well, attended the event with his mum and brother. Blythe’s mum said, “they were so excited to see Batman at the head of the queue.”

There were 1000 comics to be given away, with a varied selection to choose from including Pokemon, Minecraft, Doctor Who and more.

(From left) Lincoln (2) and Peyton Johnstone (7) at the Free Comic Book Day 2019 held in Invercargill on Saturday. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH

For Hunter McIntyre (5) the obvious choices were the Pokemon and Minecraft comics, as one of his favourite characters is Ash from Pokemon.

It was Hunter’s first time at the Free Comic Book Day and he was excited to get his comics as he had recently started learning to read.

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